Joseph spell leaves Jamaica in trouble
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):
An incisive spell yesterday from promising fast bowler Alzarri Joseph rocked Jamaica and put Leeward Islands in a strong position to win their second-round Regional Under-19 Championship contest.
The right-armer sliced through Jamaica's top order with a haul of four for 38, leaving them on 97 for eight in their second innings at the close of the second day at the Demerara Cricket Club.
Jamaica lead by just 91 runs heading into today's final day and face a tall order if they are to avoid defeat.
Joseph, who has already played for West Indies Under-19s, knocked over four of the first five batsmen to fall as Jamaica slumped to 48 for five.
Abijai Mansingh then propped up the innings with a top score of 28, putting on 26 for the sixth wicket with vice-captain Nicholas Walters, who got 15.
Off-spinner Shaquille Martina, who finished with two for five, got the breakthrough when he prised out Mansingh, and he then struck again to leave the Jamaicans reeling.
Earlier, the Leewards were dismissed for 123, to take a first-innings lead of six runs. Resuming at five without loss, the Leewards got a top score of 40 from Kacey Karty and 22 from Ross Powell and Jeremiah Louis.
Mansingh (2-5), Ramaal Lewis (2-32) and Odean Smith (2-34) all finished with two wickets apiece.
AT NATIONAL STADIUM: T&T lead by 91 runs with nine second-innings wickets intact. TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, 199 all out (Amir Jangoo, 79; Jemeel Maniram, 36; Chad Williams, 7-61) and 77 for one (Amir Jangoo, 44 not out; Brian Christmas, 30 not out). BARBADOS 185 (Matthew Jones, 81; Leniko Boucher, 28; Shamar Springer, 23; Samuel Roopnarine, 4-64; Anderson Phillip, 2-12; Justin Joseph, 2-30).
AT EVEREST: Windwards trail by 25 runs with six second-innings wickets intact.
WINDWARD ISLANDS 139 (Ryan John, 27; Anson Latchman, 22; Balchan Baldeo, 4-29; Sharaz Ramcharran, 2-33) and 79 for four (Tonis Simon, 21; Steven Sankar, 2-22). GUYANA 243 (Shimron Hetmyer, 125; Akshay Homraj, 40; Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 24; Doran Edward, 3-42; Gidron Pope, 2-26; Deron Hypolite, 2-67).